Panu Virtanen - Men's Tennis - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Panu Virtanen

Class Senior
Hometown Helsinki, Finland
High school Pohjois
Major Economics

• 4x Dean’s List
• 2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2016-17 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2019-20)
• 14-12 season singles record
• 8-4 dual match record
• Four-match win streak
• Round of 32 at ITA Regionals
• Competed primarily at No. 4 and 5
• Seven doubles victories with partner Billy Rowe
• Held three-dual match win streak with Rowe at No. 1 in the lineup
• Remainder of season cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak on March 14

As a Junior (2018-19)
• 19-17 season singles record
• Four match win streak
• Eleven dual match victories
• Clinched SEC Tournament match over Kentucky

As a Sophomore (2017-18)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Eight dual match doubles victories
• Three tandems wins came over SEC opponents (SC, A&M, UK)
• Defeated Tulane’s 50th ranked tandem 6-4 for the pairs first ranked victory

As a Freshman (2016-17)
• Picked up 16 wins in singles play
• Three dual victories
• Earned a 2-2 record in singles play at the No. 4 spot in the lineup
• Teamed up with Baker Newman to post a 4-4 record in No. 2 doubles play.

The Virtanen File
• Son of Pasi Virtanen and Paula Helisten
• Three siblings; Otto, Else and Ida
• Father was a professional tennis player
• Began playing tennis at the age of five
• Names Gael Monfils as his favorite tennis player
• Favorite sports team is Real Madrid
• Decided to attend Vanderbilt for its great academics and athletics